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  • Title: Live Girls
  • Author: Beth Nugent
  • ISBN: 9780679744245
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Following her critically acclaimed collection of short stories, City of Boys, Beth Nugent brings her dark and eerie vision to a powerful first novel.Live Girls is the story of Catherine, in her twenties, who sells tickets in a run down porn theater in a decrepit port city, A sign in the window of the seedy hotel where she lives reads Transients Welcome Her only friend isFollowing her critically acclaimed collection of short stories, City of Boys, Beth Nugent brings her dark and eerie vision to a powerful first novel.Live Girls is the story of Catherine, in her twenties, who sells tickets in a run down porn theater in a decrepit port city, A sign in the window of the seedy hotel where she lives reads Transients Welcome Her only friend is Jerome, an anorexic drag queen who searches for love among the sailors.As Catherine and Jerome set out for Hollywood, we witness with equal horror and fascination their desperate attempt to find redemption in a world that offers them so little.In haunting, stylized prose, Nugent takes us deep into her protagonist s psyche while painting a bizarre yet oddly familiar picture of a dissociated, disconnected America Live Girls is a tour de force that will leave no one who reads it unshaken.From the Hardcover edition.
    Live Girls Following her critically acclaimed collection of short stories City of Boys Beth Nugent brings her dark and eerie vision to a powerful first novel Live Girls is the story of Catherine in her twenti

    One thought on “Live Girls”

    1. Lonely and familiar For orphans and liars I ll wrap my copy in brown paper and send it to you if you want.

    2. Slow, bleak, surreal and over the top That s my kink I want to phone random people and whisper Debbie in their ears.

    3. After reading this I always checked used bookstores for other Beth NugentI never hear anything about her, but this is a little gem, kind of bleak ok, quite bleak but so well done It s been several years but it still sticks in my head.

    4. I love this book Yes, it s depressing Yes, it s sad If you don t like sad and depressing, it should probably be avoided I found City of Boys her story collection satisfying, but Live Girls is still one of my all time favorites.

    5. This reminded me of Forever Valley by Marie Redonnet, maybe too bleak for Americans in the 90s to handle, but today it seems just about right I think this novel s really about daring to live or begin to attempt to live in a reality that has given you many, many reasons not to.

    6. this book was beautifully well written but so upsetting it took me a very long to get through it it was one of the first books in a long time whose surreal sadness literally made me feel a little sick dizzy read it, but brace yourself.

    7. One of my favorite novels ever Dark, confused, sexual, without being exploitive or melodramatic.If I was a writer, this is how I would want to be able to write

    8. The novel is short, at 200 pages, but takes time to read The prose is beautiful to read but full of sadness and haunting passages that shake you as you read them Catherine is a lonely girl with a seemingly depressing past She is estranged from her parents and her sister is dead, however, her sister is one of the most spoken of aspects of Catherine s life Her sister haunts her waking moments and as we find out and about the sister she becomes a very important character Catherine compulsively li [...]

    9. In the beginning I had some questions about Nugent s use of the transsexual as landscape But it got better as I read on The author s style changes from beginning to end These comments are so unrelated to the novel.

    10. I would give this 3.5 if I could Until Catherine and Jerome leave for Hollywood, the story crawls along, so about 2 3 of the book Not only does it crawl, but in the most downtrodden grime, which left me riven is this an important work of abjection or is the author trying to shock us with apathy

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